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The Salvation Army - Metro Division Social Services Food Pantry Assistant (Jackson) in Jackson, Michigan


The Salvation Army Social Services Food Pantry Assistant is under the direct supervision of the Social Services Coordinator, the Food Pantry Assistant will provide monthly statistics to the Social Services Coordinator for monthly statistical reports, stock pantry storage areas, pack food orders for clients, maintain cleanliness of all storage areas and equipment, and assist with the acquisition of food items. The Pantry Assistant will provide additional support to staff as needed.


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  • Move food supplies between storage and pantry areas.

  • Unload, sort, and store food orders from loading dock.

  • Make sure pantry area is fully stocked using supplies from storage areas, donation drop offs, etc.

  • Assist with quarterly commodities delivery.

  • Pick up food orders and donations as necessary. 5. Lift 20-50 pounds of food on regular basis.

  • Unpack and stock pantry items.

  • Place food and personal care items in their designated areas.

  • Maintain organization of food storage areas.

  • Utilize food safety guidelines to determine shelf life of food and dispose of old food as necessary.

  • Utilize food safety guidelines when repackaging food items.

  • Inventory items on hand.

  • Pack pantry orders.

  • Provide food pantry clients with food orders based on their household size that meet their dietary needs.

  • Utilize food safety guidelines when handling food.

  • Maintain confidentiality of pantry clients.

  • Assist clients with bringing food items to vehicles as requested.

  • Maintain general upkeep and cleanliness of the pantry area.

  • Wipe down all surfaces and equipment as necessary.

  • Sweep floor as necessary.

  • Take out trash and cardboard as necessary.

  • Breakdown boxes.

  • Record temperatures for refrigerator and freezers weekly.

  • Maintain confidentiality.

  • Maintain positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a manner that fosters good relationships with clients, co-workers and supervisors. This includes, but is not limited to, such actions as: resolution of conflicts in a professional manner; courteous treatment of staff, visitors and clients; respect of others property and person; and professional and appropriate communication to and about clients, co-workers and supervisors.



  • High school diploma or equivalent.


  • Combination of training and work experience will be considered.


  • Basic understanding of issues facing people in poverty.

  • Requires effective communication skills to greet the public.

  • Cooperative spirit with co-workers.

  • Ability to follow directions.

  • Ability to communicate with diverse and difficult personalities.

  • Must maintain client confidentiality.

  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

Physical & Work Environment Requirements:

  • Must be capable of performing the above essential duties.

  • Capable of occasionally lifting 20 pounds and sometimes up to 40 pounds.

  • Occasionally move 50 or more pounds using dolly/cart/truck.

  • Must be capable of: using a computer, answering phones, etc. Most work will be indoors in a temperature-controlled environment.

  • Some of this work will be outdoors and will be cold in the winter and hot in the summer.

    General Conditions:

  • Compliance with criminal background investigation protocol

Job LocationsUS-MI-Jackson

Job ID 2021-17894

of Openings 1

Category Social Services

Type Regular Part-Time